Stories of Pride
LGBTQ voices, recorded as part of StoryCorps OutLoud
"You said that you were in the wrong body, that you should be a man."
"I thought that this was going to be a recipe for disaster."
Stories about coming to and navigating life in the United States
"He said, 'When the border patrol changes shifts, you're going to run.'"
Blanca Alvarez tells her daughter, Connie, about crossing the border into the U.S. from Mexico, and the jobs that she and her husband worked after their arrival to provide for their family.
"He was talking about this feeling that he had that he was going to die."
George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes, remember their son, Army Private First Class Diego Rincon, who received U.S. citizenship after he was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2003.
"I had heard all these horror stories about crooks and gangsters..."
Juliet Jegasothy, who is originally from Sri Lanka, tells her friend Sheena Jacob about adjusting to life in the United States.